Merri Ann Hartse
Edward Nolte discusses the early electric cooperatives in Montana, particularly Vigilante Electric Cooperative. He talks about the services and rate structure offered by those cooperatives. He also describes the changes electrification brought to rural life. Nolte concludes by discussing the relationship between the Montana Power Company and cooperatives.
The audio quality for this interview is poor, and it’s difficult to hear the interviewee.
Nolte, Edward, 1889-1985; Montana Power Company -- History; Vigilante Electric Cooperative -- History; Electric utilities -- Montana -- History; Farm life, Montana; Rural electrification -- Montana -- History; Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Country life -- Montana -- History -- 20th century; Montana -- Rural conditions -- History -- 20th century; Hartse, Merri Ann, 1956-
Rural Electric Cooperative Oral History Project, OH 050, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (10 p.: 28 cm.)
Nolte, Edward, "Edward Nolte Interview, 1980" (1980). Rural Electrification Oral History Project. 2.